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17 Things Chinoys Will Definitely Relate To

For all the Binondo girls (and boys) at heart ❤️

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1. Our adobo is NEVER complete without hard-boiled eggs

Mommy Gilda's / Via Facebook

BEST.

2. At some point growing up, we wondered what religion we were really practicing

My family: *Goes to the temple for Buddha’s birthday* Also my fam: *Goes to church on Sundays* Dual religion, ganern?
BuzzFeedPhilippines / Via Facebook

My family: *Goes to the temple for Buddha’s birthday*

Also my fam: *Goes to church on Sundays*

Dual religion, ganern?

3. All Chinese-Filipinos keep track of their “blood percentage”

Via YouTube

“I’m 75% Chinese.”

“Oh, really? I look more Chinese than you and I’m only 50!”

It's kind of silly, really. But we pretty much know our whole family tree.

4. When February rolls around, your non-Chinoy friends start asking you for tikoy...

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And mooncake in November too. But honestly, we don’t blame you. Tikoy and mooncake are 💣

5. But you know what’s even more bomb? Angpao!

Red envelopes from angkong and ama FTW 💰💰💰

Red envelopes from angkong and ama FTW 💰💰💰

6. Besides red envelopes, we also have red shirts/ outfits ready for birthdays...

Jasmine Ting / Via Facebook

7. …red bracelets called san oh for when we were babies

And usually napipigtas sila every year that we grew
Yoya / Via Alibaba.com

And usually napipigtas sila every year that we grew

8. Not all of us believe and practice feng shui, but tend to pay attention to our Chinese zodiac

🐭 🐮 🐯 🐰 🐉 🐍 🐴 🐑 🐒 🐔 🐶 🐷FYI, the Pigs are supposed to have "digestive problems" this year. (Good luck nalang sa atin, mga bes.)
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🐭 🐮 🐯 🐰 🐉 🐍 🐴 🐑 🐒 🐔 🐶 🐷

FYI, the Pigs are supposed to have "digestive problems" this year. (Good luck nalang sa atin, mga bes.)

9. One of the things people are most curious to know is if you have a “Great Wall”

Ageless Ateneo Memes / Via Facebook

“Dude! Ano na? Did you go out with her?”

“Deins pre, may Great Wall siya eh.”

10. When you study or work in Manila, you get asked if you’re from either ICA or Xavier

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Wag tayong assuming.

11. Sometimes people just assume you know how to speak Mandarin...

Not all of us even know how to speak Chinese.

12. And when we do, it's usually hokkien

which DEFINITELY comes in handy when haggling in Divisoria.

which DEFINITELY comes in handy when haggling in Divisoria.

13. Strangers assume you don’t know how to speak Tagalog

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Then people talk about you RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU thinking you don't understand. Except HELLOOOOO naiintindihan po namin sinasabi mo, kuya!! 🙄

14. There’s a tendency to get asked if you’re related to another person with the same last name

There has to be at least 123456789#$%* other unrelated Tans within a 10-mile radius.

15. A lot of people expect that you’re taking a business-related track…

…so your some people are confused when you say you're taking/ graduated with an art degree.

16. All of us should know what these are:

BUT to this day, we still don’t really know what pei pa koa is made out of 😳
Stanley Ong See / Via Chinoy.tv

BUT to this day, we still don’t really know what pei pa koa is made out of 😳

17. And although Chinoys come from different parts of the Philippines, we all come together in one place…

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Chinatown/ Binondo/ Ong Pin/ FOOD HEAVEN

Even Kim Chiu would agree
TFC tv / Via timg.tfc.tv

Even Kim Chiu would agree

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